Natural History Society of Maryland:
Exploring & Preserving Maryland's Natural Treasures

Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • PA Welcome Center I-83 North and Wolf Sanctuary of PA
    • 9
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    We are excited to be traveling to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA with mammalogist, Dr. Steve Sheffield! The Wolf Sanctuary of PA is in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, on more than 80 acres of natural woodland. Before the tour of the sanctuary Steve will give a half an hour introduction to wolf behavior, communication, feeding habits, hunting techniques, past and current populations, and the important ecological role and value wolves serve.

    Did you know it has been over a hundred years since the last wild wolf was known to exist in Pennsylvania? Did you also know that wolves used to be in Maryland? For over 30 years the Darlington Family has offered refuge to the Speedwell Wolves in Pennsylvania who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. The Wolf Sanctuary of PA was originally created as a private rescue, that now has grown into an educational facility in which over forty wolves are provided a comfortable, stimulating environment to thrive.

    The tour lasts about an hour sometimes a little longer depending on group size and curiosity; and includes an introduction of how the sanctuary was formed and a wide variety of wolf facts. Your guide will then take you from one pack to the next, introducing you to the wolves and answering questions as they are asked. Steve will also provide some really great wolf educational resources and share with you how you can help protect these fascinating creatures!

    Itinerary:

    9:00 am: Meet at PA Welcome Center I-83 North and sign-in with Natural History Society of Maryland. For GPS: PA Welcome Center I-83 North, Shrewsbury PA 17349, New Freedom, PA 17349. Gather in wooded area at picnic tables.

    9:30 am: Talk by Dr. Sheffield

    10:00 am: Depart PA Welcome Center I-83 North for Wolf Sanctuary of PA (Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes)

    11:10 am: Arrive at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, eat packed lunch, and check-in for tour 15-20 minutes before tour start time.

    12:00 pm: Tour begins.

    1 or 1:30 pm: Tour ends.

    1:30 pm: Questions with Dr. Sheffield

    2pm: Depart

    Bring:

    Bring a bagged lunch and dress to be outside and walking (mostly on terrain that is flat with an optional steep hill at the last part of the tour).

    Opportunity:

    A volunteer is needed to assist with participant sign-in, collecting waivers, and Wolf Sanctuary of PA check-in logistics. If you would like to volunteer the event cost is waived. Please contact Emily at eglaeser@marylandnature.org for more information.

    Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore MD 21206
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    This month NHSM Fossil Club will have a second meeting(Oct. 24th) welcoming Dr. Thomas Holtz as our guest speaker!

    Dr. Holtz is extensively published, specializing in tyrannosaurids and other theropod dinosaurs. He recently visited the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and will have some interesting news to share with our club! This will be a fun and informative talk.

    Club members don't forget to bring fossils for the raffle! Also please bring in any fossils you would like to display or to talk about.

    Lecture is free to FOSSIL CLUB MEMBERS.

    If you are not yet a member of NHSM or NHSM's Fossil Club, you can join at our meeting! (NHSM membership is $25 for individuals, $35 for families, Fossil Club membership is an additional $5 for individuals and $10 for families.)

    Note: "Member" refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society's Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please follow this link to join: https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/.

    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.

    Thank you for your support!



    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Conference Room at 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD
    • 12
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    Image may contain: plant, outdoor and natureIf mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we'll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We'll introduce you to the vocabulary and work through moss keys together. A walk down your street will never be the same!

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Maryland Naturalist Center - 6908 Belair Road - Overlea - 21206
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    Most of us feel better after a walk outdoors or at the sight of something beautiful in nature. Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan has studied extensively the connection between our well-being and nature. In this presentation she will discuss how nature impacts human resilience and overall mental health, and the role of spirituality in this relationship.

    Heidi offers a unique perspective of being both a professional mental health practitioner and outdoor enthusiast. She has taught college courses and lectured across the country, founded a mental health organization, and developed professional training programs--all while raising two teenage boys.

    Cost: $10- payable in advance only at www.marylandnature.org/events (scroll down)


    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Conference Room at 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD
    • 12
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    Image may contain: plant, outdoor and natureIf mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we'll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We'll introduce you to the vocabulary and work through moss keys together. A walk down your street will never be the same!

    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Conference Room at 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD
    Register

    Image may contain: plant, outdoor and natureIf mosses intrigue you when you hike but you wonder exactly what you are seeing, this is your chance to figure it out in a fun environment. On the last Saturday of each month, we'll take a closer look at a moss or two and work together to identify them. We'll introduce you to the vocabulary and work through moss keys together. A walk down your street will never be the same!

Past events

11 Oct 2018 Mosses for Beginners
03 Oct 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Bretton Kent on ‘The Rise & Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks’
30 Sep 2018 Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY TWO
29 Sep 2018 Moss Workshop
29 Sep 2018 Fossil Collecting With the Natural History Society of Maryland: DAY ONE
22 Sep 2018 Hawk Count with Jim Meyers
16 Sep 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls State Park
15 Sep 2018 Monarch Tagging and Release Demonstration
05 Sep 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Dr. Peter Kranz on Dinosaurs of the District of Columbia
30 Aug 2018 September Herp Club Meeting
26 Aug 2018 NATURE CONNECTION: Migration and Bird Conservation
19 Aug 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Herring Run Park
18 Aug 2018 Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
18 Aug 2018 Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip
12 Aug 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Herp Day at NHSM
29 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Shark Fest at NHSM
28 Jul 2018 Moss Workshop
28 Jul 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero at Gunpowder Falls
22 Jul 2018 Guided Susquehanna Petroglyph Canoe Trip
15 Jul 2018 NATURE CONNECTIONS: Butterflies of the world AND your backyard!
30 Jun 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Jun 2018 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Jun 2018 Guided Trip: Looking for Fossils at Stratford Cliffs
10 Jun 2018 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
06 Jun 2018 June 6 Fossil Club Meeting
31 May 2018 May Lep Club Meeting
26 May 2018 Moss Workshop
02 May 2018 Fossil Club Lecture by Paleontologist Dr. Stephen Godfrey on the Megalodon Shark
29 Apr 2018 Guided Canoe Trip on the Gunpowder, Hammerman Area
28 Apr 2018 Guided Trip: Fossil Hunting at Stratford Cliffs
28 Apr 2018 Moss Workshop
22 Apr 2018 Guided Wild Edible Hike: Looking for Morels
21 Apr 2018 Vernal Pool Walk - Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM
21 Apr 2018 NEW DATE - Guided Hike: Exploring the Ruins of the Northampton Iron Furnace
14 Apr 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool
08 Apr 2018 Nature Connections: Primitive Technologies
05 Apr 2018 Understanding Weather and Climate - 6 Session Course with Martin Schmidt
31 Mar 2018 Moss Workshop
30 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 30
25 Mar 2018 Nature Connections: Creatures of Vernal Pools
23 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 23
17 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Saturday March 17
14 Mar 2018 Archaeology for Everybody: 6 Session Course with Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer
09 Mar 2018 Night Walk to a Vernal Pool - Friday March 9
03 Mar 2018 Guided Hike: Looking for Beavers in Herring Run Park
25 Feb 2018 Nature Connections: Skulls and Teeth
24 Feb 2018 Moss Workshop
21 Feb 2018 Interactive Lecture: May the Quartz Be With You
18 Feb 2018 Nature Songs with Stina: Wetlands, and Meadows, and Forests, Oh My!
18 Feb 2018 RESCHEDULED - Guided Hike: Looking for Bald Eagles in Loch Raven Reservoir
28 Jan 2018 Archaeological Society of MD - Unearthed Stories of the Lincoln Assassination
10 Jan 2018 Science Cafe with Alex Jansen: The Use of Coastal Archaeology to Aid in Today’s Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay
30 Dec 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Nov 2017 Moss Workshop
12 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Migrations -- Birds, Butterflies, and Buteos
08 Nov 2017 Recovering from Deer Damage: What is Most Important to You? Lecture with Eugene Meyer
05 Nov 2017 Nature Connections: Pesky Critters
05 Nov 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
21 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Walk with Ela-Sita Carpenter
18 Oct 2017 Baltimore Bats Lecture with Ela-Sita Carpenter
11 Oct 2017 National Fossil Day with Paleontologist Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey
24 Sep 2017 Wild Edible Walk with Nick Spero in Herring Run Park
10 Sep 2017 What's all the buzzzzzz at the Natural History Society?
27 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
10 Aug 2017 Elmer Kreisel: Past and Present Solar Eclipses
06 Aug 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
29 Jul 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Jul 2017 July 22 Lep Club Campout at Green Ridge State Forest
08 Jul 2017 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
25 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Life of the Chesapeake Bay
24 Jun 2017 June 24 Lep Club campout at Green Ridge State Forest
24 Jun 2017 Moss Workshop
17 Jun 2017 NHSM Lep Club: Moths and Creatures of the Night
17 Jun 2017 Maryland Entomological Society Field Trip
16 Jun 2017 Central Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. June Meeting
11 Jun 2017 Nature Connections: Preparing Wild Edibles
27 May 2017 Moss Workshop
25 Mar 2017 Moss Workshop
22 Mar 2017 Botany for Beginners - with Vanessa Beauchamp - Six Sessions – $144.00 (USD)
27 Feb 2017 Maryland Mammals - with Kerry Wixted - Five Sessions
25 Feb 2017 Moss Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Moss Workshop
31 Dec 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Nov 2016 Moss Workshop
06 Nov 2016 Fossil Trip: Stratford Cliffs, with John Nance
29 Oct 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Oct 2016 Fossil Trip: Scientists Cliffs, with John Nance
13 Oct 2016 October 13 Mushroom Walk
04 Oct 2016 Maryland's Geology - with Martin Schmidt - Six Sessions
24 Sep 2016 Moss Workshop
21 Sep 2016 WILD PLANT WORKSHOP SERIES: demonstrations for using wild plants for a variety of techniques and applications
20 Sep 2016 volunteer night
27 Aug 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
17 Aug 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
30 Jul 2016 Moss Workshop
17 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
13 Jul 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
22 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
18 Jun 2016 Wild Edible Field Trip with Nick Spero
28 May 2016 Moss Workshop
21 May 2016 Spring Bird Walk - Cromwell Valley Park
30 Apr 2016 Moss Workshop
26 Mar 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Mar 2016 A Celebration of Song with Wil Hershberger
27 Feb 2016 Moss Workshop
20 Feb 2016 William Hamilton Gibson: Naturalist, Artist, Author
17 Feb 2016 May the Quartz Be With You
30 Jan 2016 Moss Workshop
16 Jan 2016 History of Life Through Fossils
26 Dec 2015 Moss Workshop
28 Nov 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Oct 2015 Moss Workshop
17 Oct 2015 Basic Botanical Drawing with Mary Ellen Carsley
14 Oct 2015 History of Life Through Fossils
10 Oct 2015 Listening for Bats with Shannon Pederson
28 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
26 Sep 2015 Maryland Fish - In the River with Stan Kemp
26 Sep 2015 Moss Workshop
14 Sep 2015 What's this plant?
29 Aug 2015 Moss Workshop
24 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
10 Aug 2015 What's this plant?
06 Aug 2015 Songs of Insects with Wil Hershberger
27 Jul 2015 What's this plant?
25 Jul 2015 Moss Workshop
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.


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